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{ Dd } Short Short List: America, Land of the (Seeing Dance for) FREE 7/4 - 7/10

{ Dd } Short Short List: America, Land of the (Seeing Dance for) FREE 7/4 – 7/10

Election years tend to make me especially cynical, particularly when they are laden with suspiciously loaded slogans like “Make America Great Again”. So when it comes to a day dedicated to celebrating our country, and our supposed greatness and freedom, I must think of the artists within our borders in order to feel hope. I...
{ Dd } Short Short List 6/6 - 6/12

{ Dd } Short Short List 6/6 – 6/12

The weather is heating up, but theaters have air conditioning! Here is your quick guide to dance this week…. 1. Vanessa Anspaugh at Abrons Arts Center The final installment of UNLEASHED, The Joyce Theater’s series of experimental art in intimate spaces, features Brooklyn artist Vanessa Anspaugh. The world premiere of Anspaugh’s The End of Men;...
{ Dd } Short Short List 5/16 - 5/22

{ Dd } Short Short List 5/16 – 5/22

This week, two exciting new performances take us through time and space, from the New Deal to now and the Deep South to Fort Greene, Brooklyn to that blood pumping organ in your chest…
{ Dd } Short Short List 3/14 - 3/20

{ Dd } Short Short List 3/14 – 3/20

Happy Pi Day! In celebration of math’s most famous ratio, this week’s picks explore probability and come full circle….
{ Dd } Short Short List: 3/7 - 3/13

{ Dd } Short Short List: 3/7 – 3/13

After last week’s lean into experimental performance, get back to your roots this week with modern dance pioneers and a dance form older than jazz music…shows in NYC and ATL.
{ Dd } Short Short List 2/29 - 3/6

{ Dd } Short Short List 2/29 – 3/6

This week began with 24 extra hours, why not use some of those leap year hours to try out some experimental dance performance? Here are two places to expand your horizons this week–for FREE!– in Chicago and NYC.
{ Dd } Short Short List 2/1 - 2/7

{ Dd } Short Short List 2/1 – 2/7

This first short short list of 2016 is for dance, music, art, and theater lovers who need the perfect gateway drug to bring their friends and loved ones to a similar state of performance addiction…let’s expand the audience for live art this year!
{ Dd } Short Short List 11/16 - 11/22

{ Dd } Short Short List 11/16 – 11/22

This week we have a ticket giveaway! Read on for more details on how you can win tickets to see Desmond Richardson and Complexions Contemporary Ballet perform this week.
{ Dd } Short Short List 11/9 - 11/15

{ Dd } Short Short List 11/9 – 11/15

This batch of bicoastal picks arrives just in time to get your contemporary dance fill before the Thanksgiving holiday. We are feeling very grateful indeed to be able to include a shoutout to one of our very own contributors, Lara Wilson.
{ Dd } Short Short List 11/2 - 11/8

{ Dd } Short Short List 11/2 – 11/8

This week’s picks will take you to that liminal space between dance genres as classical dancers go contemporary in Texas and concert dance and cabaret are shaken and stirred in NYC…
{ Dd } Short Short List 10/25 - 11/1

{ Dd } Short Short List 10/25 – 11/1

This week we are recommending you go both inside and outside the black box of theater…
{ Dd } Short Short List 10/19-10/25

{ Dd } Short Short List 10/19-10/25

Why choose between uptown or downtown dance? This week there are performances at both ends of NYC worth riding the subway for… 1. Company SBB at Harlem Stage In PATIEN(CE), award-winning choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland creates a dance installation that examines art’s relationship with space and time on both a personal and universal level. Made...
{ Dd } Short Short List 10/5 -10/11

{ Dd } Short Short List 10/5 -10/11

All the recent dance coverage may seem concentrated on NYCB and Fall for Dance, but this fall season has so much more to offer. This week, we let our hair down to pursue contemporary performance spearheaded by women in the cities beyond the Big Apple… 1. Search Engine in Atlanta Contemporary’s Secret Garden Lauri Stallings...
{ Dd } Short Short List 9/28 - 10/4

{ Dd } Short Short List 9/28 – 10/4

This week, we are all about tights, leotards, and satin shoes with dance you can enjoy for free and from anywhere… 1. World Ballet Day 2015 23 hours of ballet LIVE. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet open their rehearsal doors to the world for the 2nd annual...
{ Dd } Short Short List: 9/21 - 9/27

{ Dd } Short Short List: 9/21 – 9/27

Near to NYC or far, this week has something in store for dance lovers everywhere… 1. Lincoln Center at the Movies: San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet No matter where you live in relation to the Bay area, this Thursday you have a chance to catch Helgi Tomasson’s version of Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy. Expect SFB...